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Individual Member

Single (Adult or Minor with sponsor).

 

 

Why you should join?

  • Monthly Meetings featuring expert speakers (10 per year)
  • Participation in our Breeders Award and CARES programs
  • Priority registration for Swap Meets (5 per year)
  • Ability to buy fish at our Rare Fish Auction (2 per year)
  • Participation in Bag Exchanges (during Covid)
  • Members-only events such as Holiday Party, Picnic, hobby tours and more
  • Our award-winning website which includes hundreds of articles, a cichlid classifieds allow you to find local fish for sale and special members-only sections
  • Show your support for the top cichlid club in the USA
Duration: 1 year
Price: $20.00
Family Member

Family (Spouses and children under the age of 18 & all under one roof) - roommates, relatives, in-laws, adult siblings, etc will need to get individual memberships

Single (Adult or Minor with sponsor).

Why you should join?

  • Monthly Meetings featuring expert speakers (10 per year)
  • Participation in our Breeders Award and CARES programs
  • Priority registration for Swap Meets (5 per year)
  • Ability to buy fish at our Rare Fish Auction (2 per year)
  • Participation in Bag Exchanges (during Covid)
  • Members-only events such as Holiday Party, Picnic, hobby tours and more
  • Our award-winning website which includes hundreds of articles, a cichlid classifieds allow you to find local fish for sale and special members-only sections
  • Show your support for the top cichlid club in the USA
Duration: 1 year
Price: $25.00
Lifetime Member

Lifetime Member

A Lifetime Memebership entitles you to all the benefits of GCCA for your entire life. 

Single (Adult or Minor with sponsor).

Why you should join?

  • Monthly Meetings featuring expert speakers (10 per year)
  • Participation in our Breeders Award and CARES programs
  • Priority registration for Swap Meets (5 per year)
  • Ability to buy fish at our Rare Fish Auction (2 per year)
  • Participation in Bag Exchanges (during Covid)
  • Members-only events such as Holiday Party, Picnic, hobby tours and more
  • Our award-winning website which includes hundreds of articles, a cichlid classifieds allow you to find local fish for sale and special members-only sections
  • Show your support for the top cichlid club in the USA
Duration: Lifetime
Price: $500.00

You are not a paid GCCA member or your membership has expired

Breed fish and earn points towards awards

The Breeder's Award Program was established to recognize member achievements in breeding various Cichlids. The BAP objectives are:

  1. To learn to breed Cichlids and further one's interest activity and knowledge in the hobby;
  2. To accumulate points at each level, as outlined below, and receive a plaque commemorating the achievement;
  3. To succeed in becoming a Master Breeder, as defined below, entitling the member to receive a lifetime membership in the GCCA.

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BAP Point Levels
BAP Rules
BAP Experiment Procedure
Download a BAP Form

BAP Point Levels

Award Level

Description

Points

Total Points

AWARD I

Breeder
Ten spawnings, raised per rules below.

10 Points

10 Points

AWARD II

Advanced Breeder
Fifteen additional spawnings, raised per rules below, or alternatively, completion of an approved experiment for 15 points.

Additional 15 Points

25 Points

AWARD III

Expert Breeder
Twenty-five additional spawnings, raised per rules below, or alternatively, 10 additional spawnings plus completion of an approved experiment for 15 points.

Additional 25 Points

50 Points

AWARD IV

Master Breeder
Fifty additional spawnings, raised per rules below, or alternatively, 35 additional spawnings plus completion of an approved experiment for 15 points.

Additional 50 Points

100 Points

Breeders Award Program Rules

  1. Spawn and raise at least 5 fry to 60 days of age from the date of their becoming free swimming.
  2. Fry must be from breeders personal fish, not fish on loan from and still owned by another person.
  3. Credit will be given for spawning any species of fish only once, as of 2018 GCCA has started to recognize different color variants of species.
  4. Spawning details must be recorded on a BAP "Breeder's Report" and must be turned in to the BAP Chairman before credit can be given.
  5. Five fry, properly bagged, must be donated to the GCCA mini-auction for each spawn. A member may choose up to two spawns during each calendar year when a donation will not be required.
  6. Only members in good standing, as defined by the Constitution, may enter and remain in the BAP.
  7. Only members of the GCCA Board and BAP Committee may verify spawnings. Transfer points are acceptable only if the verifying board or committee member serves either capacity in the other club.
  8. Transfer points are acceptable only if the verifying board or committee member serves either capacity in the other club.
  9. Verifications allowable starting May 1, 1976.

 Exceptions Policy

  1. Members in good standing may take two (2) exceptions per year in lieu of submitting live fry.
  2. Exceptions must be submitted with a completed BAP Form.
  3. Exceptions must be verified by the BAP Chairman or his/her designee. The following forms of verification are permitted:
    1. Bag the fry up and show them to the BAP Chairman or GCCA Board Member with a completed BAP Form at a GCCA meeting, bag swap or other event.
    2. Submit pictures of your own fish. Clear pictures of the adults and pictures of the fry must be submitted along with a completed BAP Form.
  4. Validation of exceptions is at the discretion of the GCCA.

Downloadable BAP Forms

BAP Form
BAP Form (32.54 kB)

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